Thank you Peter!
Thank you Peter!
Still around, but mostly elsewhere
A bit more playing around with Silver FX; its preset options for B&W conversion are far better than anything I could do manually.
High contrast (smooth), Structured (smooth) and WetRocks would be all I ever need.
...Romeo is bleeding, but you can't see his blood.
I love the style of your photos Phil!
This is the place where I come from.
It a forest dominated area, surrounded by high mountains, lots of rivers and streams and the villages are situated above 1000 meters from the sea level.
As for centuries was almost isolated due to the terrain, tradition stayed strong there, even the topic dialect which sounds a bit "heavy" and funny, is very close to the ancient doric one.
Crossing Xerovouni mountain to get there... looking behind:
Aracthos river by ChrisBrn, on Flickr
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This is the general view:
Athamanica (Tzoumerka) by ChrisBrn, on Flickr
It has a low population density. Forests dominate the low lying areas of the mountain. Grasslands, shrubs and barren rocks dominate the higher elevations. The main rivers draining the Athamanika are the Arachthos in the west, and theAchelous in the east.
Athamanica elevation is 2429 meters (7969 ft)
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That’s a lovely big back garden you have Chris. Terrific views, is it accessible?
Those mountains look pretty steep , you Greeks must have thighs like tree trunks to get around that terrain.
Very envious I love mountains and greenery.
Yes it is accessible!
The roads are narrow and pass high on mountain slopes but it easily accessible even in winter.
My father was born there, his paternal house is there so we go often there.
Arachtos river looks tiny in the above photo but it's a large river and people go there for rafting.
It is a very beautiful place.
A couple from the Lake District :
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Steve, superb images, stunning set!
Samyang 35mm lens, shot @ f/1.4
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Excellent photos John!
You do a wonderful use if silver fx!
Some fantastic shots since I last looked in The Wam is good for something after all.
I've got a black belt in 'no-can-do'.
Some very nice shots of late. Here's my effort.
IMO you should ask someone to go behind it and scream.
It would be even stronger.
Marj, my wife and best friend, says my passions are obsessions.
Some from todays floral purple series;